As we all sit down for Thanksgiving this week, it’s tradition that we remind ourselves what we are grateful for. Here at the RTA we are grateful for a world class public transportation system provided by CTA, Metra and Pace.
But more importantly we are grateful for you, the riders, who take more than 2 million rides each work day. And we’re not alone. So I asked a few of my friends to share why they’re thankful for public transit.
Enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
And a special thank you to all who participated in our video:
Joseph C. Szabo, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Mary Sue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of CDOT
Lori T. Healey, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Alex Debrincat, Chicago Blackhawks
Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn
Andrea Zopp, President and CEO, World Business Chicago
Welz Kauffman, President & CEO of Ravinia Festival
Mary Eysenbach, Director of Conservatories, Chicago Park District
Wesley Chrisos, HR Manager, Amazon
Commissioner Karen Tamley, City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Congressman Mike Quigley, Illinois 5th District